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Flea Checklist

  • Get pet treated appropriately for fleas (Call vet for instruction).
  • Wash bed linens, comforters, quilts, and other bedding in hot water and dry on high heat.
  • Vacuum your home before each treatment and frequently between treatments.
  • Mow tall grass, trim foliage and remove debris – these areas are great hiding places for fleas, ticks and other pests.

Issue: Fleas are still present in you home, after treatment, in unoccupied or low traffic areas such as basements, attics, garages, storage areas, etc. This can occur when fleas remain dormant in their pupal stage, in quiet, undisturbed areas.

Solution: Vacuum the area daily, if possible, and schedule re-treat in 10-14 days. If it is not possible to vacuum, clean the area at least one time and enter it daily. This activity will stimulate any dormant fleas to emerge and you can quickly kill them when the area is treated again.

Issue: You had your home treated right before leaving for a family vacation. As soon as you and your family return, fleas begin jumping on everyone. This sometimes happens because fleas may remain dormant or inactive in the pupal stage when there are no pets or people around. When the family returns, the hungry fleas become active, and quickly jump on potential hosts.

Solution: Vacuum your home as soon as possible. This will cause fleas that were dormant to emerge from their cocoons, so that the products the technician used can kill them. Call to have home re-treated in 10-14 days if you continue to see fleas.